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  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Singsby Maya Angelou; Oprah Winfrey

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 7.99

    Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou?s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide.   Sent by their mother to... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to the African American Slave Narrativeby Audrey Fisch

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 28.00

    This Companion examines the slave narrative in relation to its historical context as well as the African American literary tradition. more...

  • Lamentations of the Fatherby Ian Frazier

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 6.79

    When The Atlantic Monthly celebrated its 150th anniversary by publishing excerpts from the best writing ever to appear in the magazine, in the category of the humorous essay it chose only four pieces?one by Mark Twain, one by James Thurber, one by Kurt Vonnegut, and Ian Frazier's 1997 essay "Lamentations of the Father." The title piece of this new... more...

  • O'Brien's The Things They Carriedby Jill Colella

    Wiley 2011; US$ 4.99 US$ 4.39

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on The Things They Carried, you discover Tim O'Brien's... more...

  • A Historical Guide to Edgar Allan Poeby J. Gerald Kennedy

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 54.99

    Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), son of itinerant actors, holds a secure place in the firmament of history as America's first master of suspense. Displaying scant interest in native scenes or materials, Edgar Allan Poe seems the most un-American of American writers during the era of literary nationalism; yet he was at the same time a pragmatic magazinist,... more...

  • Two Old Womenby Velma Wallis

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 11.99

    Based on an Athabascan Indian legend passed along for many generations from mothers to daughters of the upper Yukon River Valley in Alaska, this is the suspenseful, shocking, ultimately inspirational tale of two old women abandoned by their tribe during a brutal winter famine. Though these women have been known to complain more than contribute, they... more...

  • AP® English Literature & Composition Crash Course Book + Onlineby Dawn Hogue

    Research & Education Association 2012; US$ 9.99

    AP English Literature & Composition Crash Course - Gets You a Higher Advanced Placement Score in Less Time Crash Course is perfect for the time-crunched student, the last-minute studier, or anyone who wants a refresher on the subject. AP English Literature & Composition Crash Course gives you: Targeted, Focused Review ? Study Only What... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to F. Scott Fitzgeraldby Ruth Prigozy

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 28.00

    Specially commissioned essays by major Fitzgerald scholars. more...

  • Reconstructing Womanhoodby Hazel V. Carby

    Oxford University Press 1987; US$ 59.99

    A cultural history of the work of nineteenth-century black women writers, this volume traces the emergence of the novel as a forum for political and cultural reconstruction, examining the ways in which dominant sexual ideologies influenced the literary conventions of women's fiction, and reassessing the uses of fiction in American culture. Carby revises... more...

  • American Renaissanceby F. O. Matthiessen

    Oxford University Press 1968; US$ 54.99

    Book 1 From Emerson to Thoreau. Book 2 Hawthorne. Book 3 Melville. Book 4 Whitman more...